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'Mafia tactics' force Oregon bakery to close

Religious Liberty
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/04/13, 05:18 pm

An Oregon bakery fighting a discrimination complaint because it wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a homosexual couple closed its doors on Saturday.

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9th Circuit: Christian counselors can't offer 'quack medicine'

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by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/29/13, 05:00 pm

According to a federal appeals court in San Francisco, California legislators did not infringe on the free-speech rights of Christian counselors when they adopted a bill banning reparative therapy for minors.

In a ruling issued today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared the state legislature “acted rationally when it decided to protect the well-being of minors” by preventing licensed mental health care providers from trying to help children get rid of unwanted same-sex attraction.

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Saving the offensive Mount Soledad cross

Religious Liberty
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 8/28/13, 10:52 am

My family and I recently went on a shuttle bus tour of La Jolla, Calif., a sort of Beverly Hills of San Diego and one of the most expensive housing markets in the country. One of the stops was the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial. A cross, which sits atop a hill and reaches 29 feet, is part of a landmark that can be seen for miles. Before the trip, I didn’t know the place existed. While I wasn’t privy to the political leanings of my fellow tourists, the occasion was non-political and respectful.

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